Other notables included Rıza Kayaalp of Turkey, who won gold in the 130 kg division to garner his fifth world championship, and Eldaniz Azizli of Azerbaijan, who may have put on the performance of the tournament going unscored upon in taking the 55 kg class. Azizli won his four matches by an average margin of 9-0 including an 11-0 victory over American Max Nowry in the semifinals. In a disappointing performance for the United States that saw them fail to medal, Nowry was the bright spot just missing out on a bronze.
The World Championships will be ongoing through the weekend as the men's and women's freestyle events are contested.
- 16-Year-Old Ukrainian Martial Arts Champion Among Victims of ... ›
- Black Belt Magazine on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest ... ›
- Female Martial Artist Makes News Stopping Attack in Ecuador ... ›